New Release: Selah Sue – ‘Selah Sue’

 

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Already multi-platinum in Europe, the vivacious miss Selah Sue today releases her debut self-titled album, Selah Sue to the US. The American release includes three exclusive tracks: “On the Run,” “Break,” and “Fade Away,” which you can stream below. Watch “Break” live above, too. Collaborations with J.Cole, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Cee-Lo Green also add depth the Selah’s already bubbling blend of reggae, pop, soul, and funk.

On September 17, Selah sets off on a massive North American tour with dates alongside Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, and Allen Stone.

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Selah Sue – “Ragamuffin” [Free MP3 on iTunes]

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Video: Selah Sue – “Lost Ones” (Lauryn Hill Cover)

 

On June 3, Belgium’s precious miss Selah Sue got her gully on at the annual Roots Picnic in Philly. Above, watch a mesmerizing rendition of Lauryn Hill’s “Lost Ones” – Selah’s interpretation of the song is completely captivating with her sweet disposition showing a thrilling transformation in this performance.

After the jump, you can catch more info on Selah’s tour dates – she’s going to be on the road with Emeli Sande, Allen Stone, and Ed Sheeran.

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Interview: Alecia Chakour to Play Rockwood Music Hall, NYC on July 29

 

Our lovely comrade Alecia Chakour is going to be playing Rockwood Music Hall this coming Sunday, July 29 – so to celebrate, we thought what better than to catch up with our talented young lady?!

Event Details
Alecia Chakour Live
Sunday, July 29
10PM

Tickets: $10
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Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY

Giant Step: How’s it been to tour around with such incredible musicians such as The Warren Haynes Band, Nigel Hall, and Soulive? Any learnings and valuable experiences you’ve picked up?

Alecia Chakour: It is a serious blessing to have found a musical family that is so full of fire and total love for what they do and who they do it with. I get to be a part of this big supportive community where I can stretch out, open up, listen and be completely myself in the music. I’ve learned in that openness to truly trust myself, which allows me trust and love the folks I’m surrounded by. Also, I’ve learned the three magic words: sweat, talent, humility.

GS: What about being on Letterman with the crazy amazing Allen Stone? What’s he like to work with?

Alecia Chakour: I just got back from rehearsal! Allen has a real unique power to him… so naturally soulful, warm and full of positivity. I love that I get to make music with such a diverse range of artists, and he is certainly something special in the bunch.

GS: We know you’ve got a local show coming up at Rockwood on the 29th, how are you feeling about bringing it back home? What can we expect to hear at the show, what’s the energy going to be like?

Alecia Chakour: I’m so excited to get cooking with this crew! The band – my brother Alex, Neal Evans (Soulive), Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine/Yellowbirds) and Miles Arntzen (Antibalas) – they are a dream team. They connect to that dynamic, loose, bluesy vibe but bring such originality and excitement to the music. It’s been a while since we’ve played together, and this feels like the perfect way to get things moving… very up close and personal. We’ll be trying out a lot of new tunes that we’ll be recording soon with the rest of the fam, so I’m excited to share.

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Video: Allen Stone – “Satisfaction” (Live)

 

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Ask about Washington state singer Allen Stone – or let us tell you. Dude is gaining some serious attention after having self released two albums between 2009 and 2011. Above, watch homeboy pour some syrupy soul on Jimmy Kimmel while he performs his ever funky jam “Satisfaction.” Below, hear him get his sexytime falsetto soul in the vein of Maxwell during his performance on Conan O’Brien.

Whew! Much respect to the indie artists holding it down for themselves.

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